Great Socks of Love

Candy corn is a contentious subject- you love it or you hate it, and rarely is anyone happy to agree to disagree. I love it, a fondness I owe to my dad – or so the story goes. As I have told you on past Halloweens, after the trick-or-treaters have gone home I make an…

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Remembering

Happy Hallowe’en! The veil is thin tonight, and perhaps it’s true that on this night each year the dead return home. I am acutely aware of those who have gone on before me, those who helped make me who I am. Tonight, once the candy has been distributed and the candle in the jack-o-lantern has…

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Celebrating the Season

Halloween has become big business in the USA — I’m used to that, and have always liked both the popular festivities and the spiritual traditions in which they are rooted. But it seems strange to see Halloween props and treats┬ásuddenly appear in┬ámainstream English culture, especially when there are already so many seasonal celebrations at this…

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